The Central West Women’s Health Centre is an organisation governed by a volunteer Board voted in at the Annual General Meeting (AGM) by the members of the organisation. The current Board members are:
Arlia Fleming is the Manager and Principal Solicitor of Central Tablelands and Blue Mountains Community Legal Centre (previously called Elizabeth Evatt Community Legal Centre), which provides services across the Blue Mountains and all the way to Orange NSW.
Arlia has worked in legal services, in the area of Domestic and Family Violence, for 15 years. During this time she has supported many women, particularly Aboriginal women.
She joined the board as she is interested in supporting a service that provides a safe space for women to access a variety of services.
This position is currently vacant.
Kymberley Allen is a Wiradjuri woman, with strong connections and involvement in the local First Nations community.
She is a Project Officer at Charles Sturt University, where she works to raise awareness and effect change for minority groups across the Organisation. She has an MBA and holds qualifications in Business, Human Resources, Mental Health First Aid, and Community Suicide Prevention.
Kym grew up in Bathurst and is raising her family here. She joined the board as she is supportive of the services and opportunities that the Centre provides to women and children within the region.
Anna Lewis is Client Director of her own Chartered Accounting firm, Kelly Partners.
She has previous board experience, is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants and has completed a Bachelor of Business (Accounting).
Margaret Shearer is a retired psychologist who has a long history in Women’s Health. She was a member of the South Sydney Women’s Centre collective in the mid 1970s and the Blue Mountains Women’s Resource Centre collective in the early 1980s. For three years from 1996 Margaret provided Health Education at the Central West Women’s Heath Centre, then worked as our Generalist Counsellor for a further eight years.
Margaret believes in a holistic model of health that considers all aspects of women’s lives and life stages. Women’s Health should provide a range of services that support physical, emotional and social health, as well as women’s right to make their own life choices.
Dr. Donna Bridges
Dr Donna Bridges, is an academic in the School of Social Work and Arts at Charles Sturt University, Bathurst Campus. She is a lecturer in the sociology discipline and an active social researcher.
The majority of her teaching experience is in subjects that concern understanding society and human behaviour and in the improvement of human interaction interpersonally and within wider social environments.
Donna has a diverse research background that spans areas such as feminist theory, gender and work – particularly professions and occupations considered to be ‘non-traditional’ for women such as the military, the trades and aviation. Her work concerns issues of inequality, inclusion, representation and identity.
With a passion for developing and growing business and with many personal interests I have always had a number of ‘projects’ at any one time. This has transpired into multiple start-up businesses and a wealth of experience across different industries. I have a good understanding of what drives and sustains business people and a business and can see innovative ways to build and support growth in business.
- Currently working on my Real Estate license,
- 35+ years self employed across multiple industries and business including beauty industry, MLM, start-ups, real estate, tourism, short-term accommodation, training and business consulting.
- Trade certificate and experience in Graphic arts/ print industry.
- Sales and marketing,
- Conceptual thinker with the ability to formulate and activate ideas,
- Business strategy & implementation,
- People orientated and natural networker with diverse connections,
- Good communication.
Lian Wong is an architect practicing locally as a Director of Schubert + Wong Architects, and also a Senior Associate at Design 5 – Architects in Sydney. She has worked in the field since 2005, specialising in heritage conservation and adaptive reuse.
Outside of work, Lian also plays bass guitar in a number of local bands.
Lian moved to the Central West in 2014, and now lives with her partner and young son in O’Connell. She joined the board as a way of supporting the services provided by the Centre.
Born and raised in the Central West, Sharnie is Passionate about improving connection and awareness in communities, especially her own.
Sharnie has worked previously in the Aged Care sector and is currently working with Children and Young People. Currently, Sharnie works for a local NGO in Mental Health Support. She is also a trained Mental Health First Aid Instructor, qualified to deliver Older Person MHFA, Youth MHFA and Teen MHFA.
Sharnie is completing a degree in Social Work. She would like to complete this degree and continue her education and current work role, while also providing Mental Health First Aid Training to the community. With several years’ experience in mental health, Sharnie would love to see her community have greater awareness and knowledge of mental health problems and develop overall community wellbeing. Promoting self-care, connection, resilience, and balance across all aspects of life.
Sharnie has joined the board as she is interested in supporting what she believes is an extremely valuable service within the Central West.
Below you can access the following Centre documents:
In addition to our current structure, effective 1 May 2015 the Centre signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to be part of the Western Women’s Health Consortium. The other four members of the Consortium are Women’s Health Centres in Blacktown, Blue Mountains, Cumberland and Penrith. This provides an additional avenue to apply for funding opportunities and to strengthen our ‘tender readiness’ for possible changes to tendering processes.
CENTRAL WEST WOMEN’S HEALTH CENTRE
61 Boyd Street
Kelso, NSW, 2795
Phone: 02 6331 4133
Fax: 02 6332 4310
Accredited at Certificate Level of the Australian Service Excellence Standards
9.00 am - 5.00 pm
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday
(Closed between 12.30 - 1.30)
We acknowledge the Wiradjuri people, the traditional custodians of the land on which we live and work, and pay our respects to Elders past, present and emerging
Bathurst Spring Garden Spectacular (hosted by Bathurst Gardner's Club Inc.), Bowman Dental, Central West Village Voice, Cleary Fairbrother Property, ClubGrants (Bathurst Regional Council, Bathurst RSL, & Bathurst Panthers), Country Women's Association of NSW (Bathurst branch), Rotary Club of Bathurst Daybreak, 2bs Gold & B-Rock FM, 2MCE, Western Advocate & Times, The Honda Foundation